• 2019 GMiS Luminary •
More than 15 years ago, Shakira Pastrana-Naumann started her career at The Boeing Company as an intern. Today, as the Director of Supplier Management with Boeing Global Services, she brings incredible value to the company with her ability to successfully negotiate complex contracts that are regularly in the millions of dollars. She leads a team of 94 procurement professionals responsible for the supply base that supports aircraft repairs, maintenance, modifications, conversions, and training services in the aftermarket.
Ms. Pastrana-Naumann has held senior management positions in supply chain management for Boeing for several years, and her efforts have brought about significant reductions in material costs. She is also well-known for her team-building skills. What is unique about herskillset is that– asa trained engineer–she also brings a high level of technical expertise to the negotiating table.
A member of Boeing Women in Leadership, the Boeing Leadership Network Organization, and Boeing Familia – our Hispanic Employees Network – Ms. Pastrana-Naumann also gives back to her community through fundraising activities, including the running of 5k-10k races for organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, ALS Awareness, the National MS Society, and foundations fighting Parkinson’s disease.
Born in Puerto Rico, Ms. Pastrana-Naumann earned her B.S. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez before working in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2005, she moved to Boeing in Seattle as a full-time Industrial Engineer on the 767 project. She also found time to complete her MBA at Seattle Pacific University.
Ms. Pastrana-Naumann soon realized that her technical expertise could be valuable to the supply chain environment. She took on the role of Supplier Integration Leader for the aircraft manufacturer where she managed long-term contracts valued at $1.2 billion. After several promotions to positions of increasing responsibility, she accepted a two-year assignment in Boeing Aerostructures Australia as a General Manager of Production Control where she was responsible for Material Management, Facilities, Tooling Support and Procurement. She returned to the U.S. last year to join the Boeing Global Services Supply Chain organization.